Carpineto Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

Top 100 Wine of 2018

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Top 100 Wine of 2018, #11 Rank - Wine Spectator
This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term "Nobile" seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for the aristocratic, noble families of the town.  Carpineto has chosen to age this wine a minimum of 3 years in order to deliver a memorable Riserva wine. Consider it a gift. That and the fact that it scored big on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list this year. Pour some generous glasses of this heady, delicious Riserva and dig into some or all of the following:
  • antipasti of fried cauliflower, grilled eggplant, prosciutto and sopressata
  • Tuscan chickpea and farro soup with vegetables
  • gnocchi with sage brown butter and freshly grated Parmigiano
  • classic spaghetti bolognaise or a wild boar ragu with pappardelle topped with the same fresh grating
Wine Spectator: Designated Top 100 Wine of 2018, #11 Rank. "The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents. Drink now through 2030." Oct 2018

Winery: "An ethereal bouquet of violets, cherries, and wood fills the nose. On the palate, it is dry, harmonious, and fruity with a velvety, elegant texture and a long finish. Traditionally, this wine is paired with wild boar, but can accompany any game meat. Also great with aged cheeses. This is a cellar-worthy wine."

Bottle                           750ml, cork
Varietal 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo  
Alcohol   13.4%
Acidity 5.3g/L
Residual Sugar 1.4g/L
pH 3.47
Aging 24 months in 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels. Minimum 12 months further refining in bottle                 
Region Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Top 100 Wine of 2018

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Current Price $29.97

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